Teen Programs @ Baldwin Library!
Think ahead to summer! Take advantage of a great opportunity to volunteer at the library during the summer of 2018! Whether you will be a new or returning teen volunteer (entering grades 6-12), please be sure to attend both the informational meeting and the summer teen volunteer training. Registration required for both.
Wednesday, May 2 @ 6:30 pm – Summer teen volunteer informational meeting (teen with an adult)
Wednesday, May 23 @ 5:30 pm – summer teen volunteer training (teens only – pizza provided)
Teen Summer Reading
Calling all teens in grades 6-12 to register for teen summer reading! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” Every 50 pages read earns you a raffle ticket for more chances to win awesome gift cards and YA books! Summer reading runs from June 1 through Aug. 24
Teen Musical Theater
We are thrilled to welcome Jaycee Revo back for her second summer of directing our Teen Musical Theater production! Students entering grades 6-12 are encouraged to participate in this year’s musical, Wonderland! You must be available for most of the practices and for the performance date. Parental permission forms are available at the library and must be completed before the first practice is held. Registration required.
Practice dates: Mondays, June 11 - July 30 & Fridays, June 15 - Aug. 3 from 1-3 pm @ Baldwin Library
Tech Week: Aug. 6-9 from 1-3 pm @ Harrison Middle School
Performance night: Aug. 10 @ 7 pm @ Harrison Middle School
Canvas and Color - Teen Paint Nights! - Fridays @ 6:30 pm: June 15 & Aug. 17
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join local artist Michelle and learn how to paint a 9x12 canvas piece of artwork! Techniques are taught using acrylic paint to create a take-home masterpiece ready to hang! Registration required for each class.
Meet the Author Teen Night - Tuesday, June 19 @ 6:30 pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to meet Matt Fazio, co-author of the brand new teen book, Detours and Designs, for an engaging and informative event covering bullying, superheroes, and the benefits of reading. Everyone is welcome! Detours and Designs will be available for sale after the event. Registration required.
College Admissions Presentation - Monday, June 25 @ 6:30 pm
Join Chris Hitchens from College Admissions Solutions for a one-hour presentation for both students and parents. This program includes the steps necessary to successfully navigate the college investigation and application process. Please see our website for a detailed description of the 10 topics covered in the presentation. There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion of the program. Registration required.
Yoga for Teens - Tuesdays @ 1 pm: July 10, 17, 24 & 31
Join Beth Christiano, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, certified yoga instructor with over 20 years of experience promoting the wellness of children and adolescents and owner of Clarity Wellness & Performance, for a 4-week yoga series. Teens entering grades 6-12 will practice the vinyasa flow style of yoga, which links breathing with yoga poses and movement. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. The practice can be modified to meet the needs of individual teens. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration required for each session.
Study Skills/Organization FREE Tutoring Session - Tuesday, Aug. 14 @ 6-8 pm
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services of South Park will be holding a free middle school tutoring program at our library! Tutors will work with students entering grades 6-8 in small groups on memorization skills, note taking, graphic organizing and more! Each student will have the opportunity to take a Learning Style Diagnostic Test to explore their best style of learning. There will be a raffle for one lucky student to win a tote with organizational supplies for the new school year. Session is limited to 12 students. Registration required.
Teen Team Adventure Hike - Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1-3 pm @ South Park
Teams of students will race through the park alongside their Allegheny County Park Ranger guide, trying to find as many waypoints as possible before time runs out! Students will have to answer as many questions as they can correctly at each waypoint to earn points. The team with the most points wins a prize! This is a great teen activity that combines nature, history and exercise. Get your teen team together! Registration required. Everyone will meet at the Dek Hockey Rink Parking Lot in South Park.